3.20 Schlüsselwerke der deutschen Literatur von der Klassik bis zur Gegenwart
Language of instruction: German
Course type: Subject course, B-Track
Contact hours: 48 (6 per day)
Course days: Tuesday & Friday
ECTS credits: 5
Course fee: € 1,300
Can be combined with all A-Track courses
This course provides an overview of the history of German literature from the 18th to the 21st century.
Starting from the knowledge that the psychological sensitivities of an age are reflected in literature, and supported by reading and discussing representative texts - e.g. from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heinrich Heine, Franz Kafka, Bertolt Brecht or Ferdinand von Schirach - the focus of the seminar is based on the following questions: What desires, demands and utopias can be found in the literature? How influential are the developments of the history of thought, social upheavals and technological innovations on literary expression? What interplay exists between art, music and literature? Can fiction also be seen as inspiration for social changes? And: how do the respective authors corporate literary legacies into their own works?
A valid and living impression of literary development from the classical period to the present will not only be provided through texts, but also through film clips and field trips. For instance, we will visit the Deutsches Historisches Museum and obtain deeper insight into the art of the Romantic period with a tour through the Alte Nationalgalerie.Download Syllabus (printable PDF incl. day-to-day schedule) Watch an interview with Dr. Anja Richter about her course on our YouTube channel.